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Program Dates

Virtual Programs

Family Programs

Camp Sessions

Sherkston Shores Family Retreat

September 20-22, 2024

Campers: August 18-23, 2024

Volunteers: August 17-23, 2024

Welcome to CQ Southern Ontario

Summer Camper Programs

We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program. Camp Quality Southern Ontario offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups; like, swimming, archery, high ropes, arts & crafts, campfire and more. 

Service Area

​Our summer program is offered to campers from the following regions:

  • Bruce County

  • Municipality of Chatam-Kent

  • County of Brant

  • Dufferin County

  • Durham Regional Municipality

  • Elgin County

  • Essex County

  • Grey County

  • Haldimand-Norfolk

  • Regional Municipality of Halton

  • City of Hamilton

  • City of London

  • Niagara/ Grimsby Region


Campers outside these areas may not have access to camp transportation, or may live closer to another Camp Quality camp.

Community Family Programs (Fun Days)

Our Community Family Programs are 1-day camp-style events that happen throughout the year for the entire family and our volunteers. Programs in the past have included: Picnics in the Park, Sports Games and more! Our Community Family Programs are currently being offered in Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton.

All of our programs are 100% free to attend.

  • Huron County

  • Lambton County

  • Middlesex County

  • Niagara Reigional Municipality

  • Oxford County

  • Peel Regional Municipality

  • Perth County

  • Simcoe County

  • City of Toronto

  • Waterloo Regional Municipality

  • Wellington County

  • York Regional Municipality



Julia first started at Camp Quality in 2021 as a Virtual Volunteer. She loved the experience so much that in 2022 she joined the CQ Northern Ontario COC as a Program Specialist and volunteered at CQ Southern Ontario as a Companion before becoming Co-Director for CQ Southern Ontario in 2023. Julia is also a master's student working to become a Certified Child Life Specialist through McMaster's Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program, and is completing her internships in pediatric hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, and hospice. At camp, Julia loves doing arts and crafts, seeing all the CQ talents at the talent show, and bearing witness to the absolute pure joy that comes from all the campers and volunteers! For the 2024 season, Julia is excited about LARPing, the camp dance, and making memories with new and returning campers! Oh and you may catch her singing Fred the Moose around the campfire.

Meet CQSO's Camp Director

Camp Quality Southern Ontario is made possible by a year-round team of volunteers, that plan programs, raise funds, train volunteers and deliver programs. To contact select members of our team, click the orange names below.

Julia Zinn, Camp Director

Vicky Breakey, Medical Director 

Laura Saunders, Medical Coordinator

Erica Potestio, Volunteer Coordinator

Beth Weese, Family Coordinator

Adriano Vettese, Program Specialist

Stevie Giglia, Program Specialist

Curtis Foulger, Generalist 

Our Local Team 

Proudly Accredited By

Canadian Camping Association
Ontario Camping Association
COCA Gold Ribbon

Big Thanks to our CQ Southern Ontario Sponsors

$10,000 +

Walmart Canada

Westminster College Foundation

$5000 - $9999

Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation

Brant Community Foundation

$1000 - $4999

987106 Ontario Inc Dairy Queen

Andrea Ferguson Jones

Guelph Community Foundation

KOA Care Camps

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation - Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Kids To Camp Fund

Telus Corporation

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